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San Diego Safari Park Tour
Saving Endangered Species To Make A Positive Difference
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is home to more than 3,500 rare and exotic animals, most of whom roam freely in vast enclosures. Unlike any other zoo, this amazing safari adventure park is home to hundreds of animals roaming together like on the vast open plains of Africa and Asia.
Some of the activities and exhibits included with paid admission:
Tiger Keeper Talk – Daily at 11:45 a.m.
Learn about the Sumatran tiger from keepers. Located at the Sambutan Longhouse in Tiger Trail.
Africa Tram Safari – 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Get a glimpse of the amazing diversity that is Africa. Your knowledgeable guide fills you in on the animals in the large field exhibits. All your favorites are here: curious giraffes, massive rhinos, graceful gazelles, and impressively horned antelope.
During the Africa Tram Safari, you see goliath herons, ostriches, and other birds mixing and mingling with the animals. A large waterhole provides breeding sites for both animal and bird species. Then you cross a bridge, go around a bend, and see some of the most beautiful views in the Park.
You also roll through North Africa, where the Sahara Desert is home to animals with amazing adaptations. From there, you return through East Africa for a better look at the impalas, gazelles, Uganda giraffes, and southern white rhinos. Upon your return to the station, don’t think your connection to Africa is over… There’s more of Africa to explore throughout the park!
Savanna Cool Zone:
Walk through palm trees offering a gentle mist to three slippery critters that spout water: a turtle, a lion, and a crocodile. Located next to Lion Camp, the Savanna Cool Zone is a wild way to cool off!
Frequent Flyers Bird Show – Daily at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Watch with delight as birds of various species show off their flying talents, with many soaring right over the audience. The feathered fun happens in the Bird Show amphitheater between Gorilla Forest and African Woods.
Shiley’s Cheetah Run – Daily at 3:30 p.m. (weather permitting)
Witness the fastest land mammal up close doing what it does best: run! The spotted sprinter races on a straight 330-foot-long track that allows the cheetah to stretch its legs and reach an astounding speed: 0 – 70 miles per hour in just 4 seconds while chasing a mechanical lure attached to its favorite toy. If you’re close enough, you may feel the wind as the cheetah passes by.
Have You “Herd” with Robert the Zebra
Weekends: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. every hour on the hour
Weekdays: 12, 1, and 2 p.m.
If you’ve ever wanted to have a conversation with a zebra, this is your chance! Robert the Zebra lives in a digital, animated form on a large screen, where he can see the people who have come to visit. He asks questions, cracks jokes, talks about zebra life, and is very curious about humans. Chat with our interactive digital zebra in the Park’s Discovery Station Amphitheater.
Wow, with so many animals to see and meet, what are you waiting for? Don’t spend time waiting in line! Buy and print tickets online and head straight to the gate! Plan your trip, get your eTickets, and go on safari with the San Diego Zoo Safari Park one day pass!
- Park admission into San Diego Zoo Safari Park
- Africa Tram (Transportation Tour)
- Most activities are included
- Entrance to all shows and exhibits!
- Fantastic photo ops
- An interactive and engaging setting for learning